Oscars 2014: Jimmy Kimmel confronts mean tweeters in pre-show sketchAdd to Favorites | Jimmy Kimmel Live
During the Academy Awards red-carpet show on ABC Sunday (March 2), however, Kimmel extended the bit by literally going through a screen and "confronting" some of those cold-hearted tweeters. It did not go over especially well.
Kimmel was promoting his post-Oscars special with Lara Spencer and said he was out to avenge her for some of the snarky comments she'd been getting. Except once he went through the proverbial looking glass, he confronted a cheap, lame stereotype of middle America -- a shabbily dressed overweight couple, the woman's fingers covered in cheese-puff dust. It was both not very funny and a little weird, as if he was enacting some lost script for The CW's "H8R."
The Oscar-night edition of "JKL" is usually a treat. Let's hope he's saving some better bits for the show itself.